Thursday, May 23
HOW TO: Make Easy Chicken Alfredo
Chicken Alfredo is one of the easiest dishes to make. On busy weeknight chicken Alfredo can go from start to finish in under 20 minutes and taste like you spent an hour on it.
There is a tiny bit of multi tasking going on, but once you get it all together, it taste like a pro cooked it.
Here is how we are going to begin. Your going to need 1 sauté pan and two pots. One to cook pasta in, one for sauce.
Get your nicely salted water going for your pasta.
For 1 lb. pasta: Your just going to be following the box directions. Another words, boil water, add pasta, cook, and drain. You will need to do this while working on the other elements of the dish. I won't be talking about it, so just remember to use a timer if needed.
Let us begin. Take 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken (breasts or thighs) and cube into 1/2"-1" pieces. You want a piece that will make a nice bite size.
Place chicken in a bowl. Add 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper, and 1 tsp garlic powder.
Why not season chicken directly? Your using a very small amount of seasoning and want the subtle hint of it. The seasoning will be used to reinforce the sauce itself.
Stir around until fully and evenly blended.
Preheat 1 tbsp olive oil over medium high heat in your sauté pan.
Add chicken to heated pan and sear all sides evenly. Then lower heat to medium.
This can take a total of 15 minutes for the chicken to fully cook through depending on your bite size.
While your chicken cooks lets make sauce.
You will need:
8 oz. cream cheese
6 oz. grated Parmesan cheese
2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
Place all of this in your sauce pot over medium/medium-high heat and stir until everything evenly melts together.
Lower sauce heat to medium low, stirring often to prevent scorching.
Once chicken is done. Add to sauce pot.
Stir to coat chicken and your ready to serve!
By now your pasta should be all ready.
Place in large serving bowl.
Add 1-2 ladles of sauce and stir just to coat pasta and prevent sticking.
Pour over remaining sauce, serve and enjoy!